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Budget Woes - Firefighters Take City Hit

Despite warnings of inadequate service levels by its line personnel, a plea from its past long-term fire chief, an administrative advisement by the current command staff against future cuts, and going against a recent $32,000 fire study by the city on fire department staffing, the Oakdale City Council accepted City Manager Bryan Whitemyer's recommendation by a vote of 4-1 to lay off two firefighters at the end of the calendar year.

October 09, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


AAUW Branch Celebrates Success

Alma Martinez Torres was given the opportunity to pursue her dreams, and has realized them by becoming an optometrist, due in part to a scholarship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch.

October 09, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Bikes, Kids, Cars: Rocky Road Rapport

It's just after 4 p.m. on a typical weekday and the streets in Oakdale hustle with the usual afternoon traffic rush. Fridays are the worst due to those departing for outside weekend destinations as rows of cars, RVs, trucks, and even agricultural equipment rumble along city surface streets designated as state highways.

October 09, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Federal Recreational Facilities, Army Corps Parks Closures

The Bureau of Reclamation announced the status of Mid-Pacific Region recreational facilities and amenities available to the public during the federal government shutdown. Facilities operating with lapsing federal appropriations are closed; those that are funded through concessions or operated by California State Parks are open.

October 08, 2013 | | Local News


Highway 108 Information Session

A public information session led by Laura Podolsky of the Local Government Commission, on behalf of the City of Oakdale, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 pm at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center at 450 East A Street.

October 07, 2013 | | Local News


7-11 Robber Identified And Arrested

After obtaining video footage of two Friday, Oct. 4 early morning robberies, Oakdale Police were able to identify the suspect and make an arrest shortly after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 5.

October 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Early Morning 7-11 Robberies Minutes Apart

Oakdale Police are looking for a lone individual suspected of robbing two 7-11 convenience stores in the early a.m. hours on Friday, Oct. 4.

October 04, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution

Blowing dust as a result of gusty winds has prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through Friday, Oct. 4 throughout the San Joaquin Valley. This health caution is in effect in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.

October 03, 2013 | | Local News


Expo Focuses On Growing Business

Grow Your Business Expo is slated for today, Thursday, Oct. 3 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., in Oakdale. The event is open to the community so people can see what Oakdale businesses and Chamber Members have to offer. There will be a variety of great products and services available in one location. This event is free and there will be raffle prizes and vendors on hand encouraging the community to buy locally.

October 03, 2013 | | Local News


OID Approves Water Sale

In a 4-1 vote on Tuesday, the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors okayed the plan to move forward with a deal to sell water to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SF PUC), operating through the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF). The approval was for a one-year option, although, some contingencies must be met first. Director Steve Webb was the dissenting vote.

October 02, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Oakdale: No Way Out (Or In)

Built in 1931 when brand new Ford Model A cars cruised the roadway, the Stanislaus River Bridge serves as the only northern route accommodating eastbound Highway 120 traffic entering the city.

October 02, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Superheroes Of Symbiosis

A little more than a week has passed since the conclusion of the "Symbiosis Gathering" that took place at Woodward Reservoir outside Oakdale, hosting a thrilling array of entertainment, art and many other festivities. The "participants" have all gone home, but another group has inhabited the beautiful marshland that makes up Woodward Reservoir for the past week. They are the "Waste Busters" and they aren't afraid of the trash that lurks in the dark. They are the unseen heroes that swoop in to fight the monstrous piles of waste left behind, and they're the real reason events and ...

October 02, 2013 | Laura Morgan | Local News


Substitute Pleads Not Guilty

Appearing with his attorney for only a few minutes, Oakdale Joint Unified School District Substitute Teacher Bryan Thies pleaded not guilty on Monday to two counts of felony lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 and three misdemeanor charges of annoying or molesting a child.

October 01, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Barktoberfest Benefits Shelter Pets

The Fifth Annual Barktoberfest Benefit for homeless pets of Oakdale and Riverbank is on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

September 30, 2013 | | Local News


Pair Plead Not Guilty In Homicide

At their Wednesday, Sept. 25 arraignment in Stanislaus County Superior Court, Brandon Scott Pettit, 25, and Felix Valverde, 26, pleaded not guilty to murder and arson charges in the deaths of Pettit's parents, Scott and Janet Pettit of Modesto.

September 27, 2013 | | Local News


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Ag Scholarship Luncheon Hosted By Oakdale Chamber

As the Cowboy Capital of the World prepares for the annual Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo in less than weeks, agriculture is also taking center ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Fire District Begins Search For New Chief

After less than eight months on the job, Matt Daly has submitted his resignation as the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief.

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Community Briefs

Performers Needed

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


AT YOUR SERVICE

Members of the CAPS, Citizens Auxiliary Police Service, in Oakdale were on hand at the recent Chamber of Commerce Home Show, offering information to residents ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Santos Recall Vote Still Set For April

A group of citizens within the Oakdale Irrigation District will see their effort to recall Board Member Linda Santos move forward after attempts to halt ...

March 29, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News


Third Straight Week For Gas Price Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.80/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Milton Road Fatality Under Investigation

A single car accident along Milton Road, north of Highway 4, on Sunday afternoon claimed the life of a Jackson man.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


VALLEY HOME NEWS

Our community park meeting was postponed last week due to the weather. It will be held this Friday, March 31 at 3 p.m. at ...

March 29, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local News


April Programs Upcoming At The Oakdale Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in April. They will resume in May.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Firefighter Seattle Stair Climb Raises Money And Awareness

What do four engineers, a firefighter and a battalion chief have in common?

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Pet Alliance Spay Neuter Program Reaches Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 2,500 dog and cat spay/neuters through their voucher program since it started ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman Scott M. Lyda Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Additional Volunteers Needed For Mansion Docent Training

Do you like the Victorian era and local history? Want to increase your social circle? Would you like to talk with people from around the ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk Work Along F Street

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound State Route 108 (West F Street) at Lee Avenue in ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


TASTY FEST

There was no shortage of diners eager to take part in the Oakdale Rotary Club's annual Testicle Festival, staged on Monday night, March 27 ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


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